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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

CM Punk vs The Miz - Cyber Sunday 2007

OK, this was quite a shocker. CM Punk was supposed to put the ECW Championship against one of three individuals: The Miz, Big Daddy V and John Morrison. I expected to see John Morrison face CM Punk simply because it was the best match that could have happened. Well, on the other hand the start of the pay-per-view with Rey Mysterio vs Finlay was a disappointment so I was sure I was going to see another disappointing wrestling match. The Miz in my view was not ready to perform for a championship and still has a lot to learn about wrestling. Well, the highlights of this encounter were:
  • a very acrobatic wrestling move from The Miz that saw him go over the ring ropes
  • a hip toss from the turnbuckle by CM Punk
  • the classic corner knee hit followed by the bulldog by CM Punk
  • a slingshot into a clothesline by CM Punk
And that is about it. Not a great match!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Finlay vs Rey Mysterio - Cyber Sunday 2007

Well, here we have it, the first match of Cyber Sunday 2007, Finlay vs Rey Mysterio. Fans had to vote the type of match and we ended up with the one that I hoped will not happen: a stretcher match. Well, I sat down after I cursed a little as I would have loved to see a No DQ match that would have Rey Mysterio fly around outside of the wrestling ring. Well, stretcher match between Finlay and Rey Mysterio. So, we get to see the two wrestlers exchanging blows and then a slide out of the ring on to the stretcher. Then a front suplex on the stretcher. Finlay and Rey Mysterios battling around the stretcher. Then we get back to the wrestling ring and Rey mounts a comeback starting with a classic head scissors take over. When I thought I was going to see some action we get back to the stretcher. On the other hand Mysterio did come with a baseball slide to the groin area of Finlay that was interesting and then we had a modified 619 and a summersault on Finlay, which ended up on the stretcher after that strange 619. Eventually Mysterio won but the match was not at all special. Bad start to the WWE Cyber Sunday 2007 pay per view.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Jeff Hardy Wrestling Facts

Jeff Hardy (real name Jeffrey Nero Hardy) was born on August 31, 1977. As we all know, the biggest part of Jeff's wrestling career was linked to his older brother, Matt Hardy, as the tag team of the Hardy Brothers is really well known across the wrestling world as they were known as The Hardys or The Hardy Boyz. We will all remember the incredible Tables Ladders and Chairs matches The Hardy Boyz had against the Dudley Boys (now Team 3D in TNA). Jeff Hardy did step up when compared to Matt Hardy because his wrestling career also had him win some singles championships including the WWE Hardcore championship, The European and Light Heavyweight championship or the Intercontinental Championship. Jeff Hardy's wrestling career is highly respected and fans around the world would love to see him as a World Champion as soon as possible.

Jeff Hard appeared under various wrestling ring names including Ingus Jinx, the current Jeff Hardy, Will O' the Wisp and Wolverine. Stats show him at 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighing 225 pounds. He was trained by Dory Funk Jr. and Michael Hayes and debuted in professional wrestling on October 15, 1993. Jeff Hardy told press that his inspiration towards becoming a wrestler came by watching Sting, The Ultimate Warrior and Shawn Michaels.

When it comes to wrestling moves, Jeff Hardy has a huge repertoire and is a highly respected high flier and risk taker when it comes to strange and risky wrestling moves. There are 4 finishing moves associated with Jeff Hardy. First off we have the highly acrobatic Swanton Bomb (a really high angle senton bomb), the Twist of Fate (in the WWE it is a front facelock into a cutter while in TNA the same move was finished with a stunner), the Extreme Twist of Fate (an inverted facelock into a neckbreaker slam) and a special move we do not get to see anymore as it was a part of Jeff's wrestling moves in the late nineties - the 450 degrees splash.

Jeff Hardy is also known for some interesting wrestling signature moves. He usually performs the Whisper in the Wind in most matches (a turnbuckle climb that leads into a rebounded corkscrew senton executed on a standing opponent), the compactor clutch (a simple Russian leg sweep that leads into a double leg roll-up pin), the beautiful Leafrog Leg Drop (a guillotine leg drop executed over a ladder), the Spine Line (a modified cloverleaf used in TNA and OMEGA), the double leg drop to the groin, sitout jawbreaker, the leg feed spinning mule kick, a flying clothesline executed from the barricade, the snap reverse STO (used in TNA) the sitout inverted suplex slam and more.

Jeff Hardy's wrestling career saw him managed by Gangrel, Michael Hayes, Lita, Matt Hardy, Terri and Trish Stratus. His career was highlighted by 5 DVDs launched especially including Jeff Hardy: The Hardy Boyz: Leap of Faith (2001), Enigma: The Best of Jeff Hardy (2005), Hardy Boys - From the Backyard to the Big Time (2005), WWE The Ladder Match (2007) and the "Most Powerful Families in Wrestling" DVD.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Top 10 Worst Gimmicks Ever

Some guy just made this video highlighting the 10 worst wrestling gimmicks ever. I wonder if people would agree with him. Some of them are really stupid, the Rooster was supposed to be number 1 in my view but also the Shocker or whatever it was is still good to be Number 1. Well, watch:

Candice Michelle Facts

Candice Michelle (real name Candice Michelle Beckman-Ehrlich) was born on September 30 1978. In the WWE she is simply known as Candice or Candice Michelle and she is a model, actress and of course professional wrestler currently working under WWE on the RAW brand.

Candice Michelle spent a lot of years acting and modeling before she was eventually hired by the WWE in 2004, after that year's Diva Search. You might also know her as the Go Daddy Girl as she did shoot the company's Super Bowl ads in the past. Most men will also enjoy the fact that she was seen naked when she posed for Playboy and appeared in a pictorial in the April 2006 issue. Talking about wrestling, Candice Michelle won her first WWE Women's Championship on June 24, 2007, after she defeated WWE Diva Melina.

As with any male wrestler, female wrestlers also have signature and finishing moves. This is the case with Candice Michelle as well, as she does have an interesting repertoire for a female wrestler. We did see her executing the Candywrapper (a modified standing bulldog or inverted double underhook facebuster), the popular woman move Spinning heel kick, the forward Russian legsweep, Candylicious (a hanging figure 4 necklock), the northern lights suplex, rolling neck snap, the Go Daddy dance followed by a simple elbow drop, the headscissors takedown, the sitout rear mat slam and the diving crossbody.

Candice Michelle enjoys weight and fitness training (you can see this from her body). She also likes roller skating, hockey, basketball, foot modeling, dance skating. She loves eating candies and sweets when watching football (favorite team Greenbay Packers) and basketball (favorite team LA Lakers). Candice's favorite tv show is Sex and the City, her favorite movies are Dirty Dancing, Fast and the Furious and grease, her favorite food is of persian type.

Botchmania Clips

Wrestling is after all entertainment and there is one popular series on YouTube that highlights this fact by putting together a collection of wrestling mistakes that went on along the years. Here are two of them and you will find the rest of them on YouTube. Please be advised, these clips will also show you why you should not try wrestling moves at home. You can easily get hurt.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Batista's new book causes Criticism

We did briefly talk about Batista's book as it compared in sales with Chris Jericho's some time ago. On the other hand we failed to mention the fact that Batista's is quite hard on details and the personal level of the book is drawing a lot of criticism at the moment. Batista is currently the World Heavyweight Champion and he will soon have to defend the title against the Undertaker at Cyber Sunday. On the other hand, the book is making fans think twice about considering him a good guy and this might even have to mean that a heel turn is in order soon. One quote from his latest book is the thing that made people attack him as he stated that:
Now, don't get me wrong, my ex-wife is the love of my life and I would never knowingly hurt her. However, while I was busting my butt on the road like a dog, she would sit around the house and do nothing. I mean, yeah, she had cancer, but she couldn't vacuum? And since the chemo made her "not in the mood", I had no choice but to have threesomes on the road. I mean, she's talented and I hated to see her waste her life like that when she could be a dancer, or maybe a nurse. But she's not a bad person and I take full responsibility for my actions, even though it was her fault.
Later on in the book Batista says that his wife did suspect him of cheating on her but he did not do that yet and it was only after that moment that he got involved physically with WWE Diva Melina. Quite controversial isn't it?

Candice Michelle Injury

WWE Diva fans will not be happy to hear this but Candice Michelle is injured. Unfortunately, the lovely female wrestler that was previously the women's champion is suffering from a concussion and a broken collar bone (clavicale). It is hard to say how long she will be out but she will definitely be out of the wrestling ring for quite some time. Candice Michelle fell from the top rope in a match against the current women's champion on RAW. Unfortunately, everybody thought it might be a mild shoulder injury but the lovely and agile diva is quite seriously hurt. You can view videos of Candice backstage after being injured and being taken care of on by clicking HERE

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Will Sting Retire?

There are a lot of reports going on saying that Sting wants to retire at the end of this year. On the other hand, we do know of negotiations between the wrestler and TNA in order to have Steve Borden sign a new contract and have him as Sting on TNA for one more year. Well, nobody really knows if Sting will still be on TNA for one more year but we do know that if he were to sign a new contract, it would mean that he would get $500,000 for working on pay per view and tv dates only. He is currently the TNA World Heavyweight Champion and the fans love him. Maybe he should stay in for another year. I would love to see Steve Borden wrestle as Sting for 12 more months on TNA's roster.

Cyber Sunday updates

Well, we know have 6 matches to vote for when talking about the WWE's interactive pay-per-view. Besides the ones previously announced, we have three more that really need to be discussed. So, we have Triple H vs Umaga, again. We get to choose the type of match from First Blood, Street Fight or a Steel Cage Match. It will probably be a Street Fight wrestling match so I am curios to see if I am right on this. Triple H definitely needs to win this one after the incredible showing at No Mercy. Loosing to Umaga will not be tolerated by the WWE fans.

The second match sees Rey Mysterio vs Finlay, with the fans deciding the type of wrestling match again. This has been an interesting feud between the two, Rey Mysterio will probably win no matter what but I would love to see Finlay here. We get to choose from a stretcher match, a shillelagh on a pole match or a no disqualification match. After the No Mercy stunt by Finlay, maybe a stretcher match would be nice although I find it a stupid match type. My vote is for No Disqualification.

The last one is Matt Hardy vs MVP. We get to choose the type of match but this one is very interesting because we get to choose between a wrestling match, a boxing match or a mixed martial arts match. It is interesting to see that the WWE is bringing in such stipulation. A MMA match or a boxing match should end up causing a lot of damage to the opponent if we were to see it properly carried out. On the other hand, this is pro wrestling, this is entertainment so this will not happen. I am a fan of mixed martial arts though so my vote is in for that.

My personal most expected match will be Batista vs The Undertaker, Randy Orton vs Shawn Michales (if it is to happen) and a possibility of a spectacular match between CM Punk and Jon Morrison (if it is to happen again).

Thursday, October 18, 2007

What is The Monster's Ball Match

Well, in professional wrestling, the Monster's Ball match is a special multi competitor hardcore match. It was created by TNA with a name derived by the 2001 movie, Monster's Ball. The idea of the match stands in the fact that those that enter the ring are kept alone in a locked room without food, water or light for 24 hours before the match starts. As you can imagine, this is just stipulation and it is aimed to motivate, and make the wrestling match more interesting. It also explains the use of weapons and various extreme hardcore moves in the match. Victory is achieved when one wrestler is pinned or submits, kind of like a first fall wins. Because of the nature of the Monster's Ball match, the hardcore wrestling implication, there will be many pre-planned high impact moves that are aimed to draw reaction from the plan. For instance, at the last year's Monster's Ball we saw Raven execute an elbow drop from a high place in the arena on Abyss, who was placed on a table. This was a pre-planned high spot in the match.

Up until know we saw 6 Monster's Ball Matches and one wrestler was involved in all of them. Abyss is that wrestler and the interesting fact is that he only won one of them, this year at Bound For Glory when he executed a Black Hole Slam on Raven on tacks and pieces of broken glass. The first Monster's Ball wrestling match was held on November 7, 2004 and Monty Brown winning over Raven and Abyss. The second saw Rhino defeating Sabu, Jeff Hardy and Abyss on October 23 at Bound for Glory 2005. The winner of the third wrestling match of this type was Samoa Joe, winning over Abyss and Rhino on June 10 at TNA House Show 2006. Number four had only two wrestlers compete in Rhino and Abyss at the 2006 TNA house Show on August 24. Rhino won the second Monster's Ball match of the career then. Monster's Ball number 5 saw Samoa Joe win his second wrestling match of this type after defeating Brother Runt, Abyss and Raven on October 22 at Bound For Glory. This year we saw Abyss winning his first ever Monster's Ball match after defeating Raven, Black Reign and Rhino at Bound for Glory.

The Monster's Ball match is high end profile for TNA and as you can see, it was held at Bound For Glory, the company's largest pay per view, 3 out of 6 times. Samoa Joe and Rhino both won two matches but the difference between the two wrestlers stands in the fact that Samoa Joe won each of the Monster's Balls he participated in.

Since Abyss won the last Monster's ball, I invite you to take a look at a quick promo by TNA about one DVD. Hope you like it!

AJ Styles Quick Wrestling Bio

Aj Styles (real name Allen Lloyd Jones) was born on the 2nd of June 1978. We all know him as "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles and his work in TNA wrestling. He did wrestle in the former WCW and WWE as well but this is where he became famous, even earning him the nickname Mr. Tna at one point in time. His previous wrestling names were Mr. Olympia and Air Styles and he stands in at 5 ft. 10 in. and 215 lbs at the moment. Styles was born in Gainesville, Georgia and was trained by Rick Michaels. His pro wrestling debut was on February 15, 1999.

Aj Styles is an interesting wrestler and has 4 associated finishing moves to his profile. We have the Styles Clash (a belly to back inverted mat slam) and the Super Styles Clash (the same move executed from the second rope). Then we do know of the highly acrobatic Spiral Tap (a Somersault corkscrew leg drop or somersault corkscrew senton) and a nicely executed frog splash. As with any good wrestler, Aj Styles also comes out with a lot of signature moves. We can see him executing the Pele Kick, the Fosbory Flop, the Superman Splash (a 450 Springboard splash) and of course the Phenomenon / Stylin' DDT (a springboard moonsault turned into a standing opponent inverted headlock, quickly followed by an inverted DDT). This highly acrobatic DDT always reminded me of Sting and his Scorpion Death Drop, although that move is still a basic inverted DDT. Getting back to the list, AJ Styles has more wrestling signature moves. We thus can see the Shooting Styles Press, the Cliffhanger (used in 2002 and 2003), the Rack Bomb, the Spine Breaker (backbreaker follwed by a gutbuster), the Starmaker, Styles Suplex Special (a vertical suplex drop into a neckbreaker slam), the Styles Buster (a belly to back suplex wheelbarrow facebuster), the German Suplex (yeah I know, many wrestlers use it), the Springboard forearm strike and a nifty Kip-up frankensteiner.

Aj Styles also saw some interesting wrestling managers in Mick Foley, Jeff G. Bailey, Alexis Laree, Jimmy Hart, Mortimer Plumtree, Trinity, Larry Zbyszko, Vince Russo, Tomko and Chritian Cage. Also, all of his wrestling entrance themes are actually the same song, "I Am" by Dale Oliver. We had two more remixes, the Phenominal Remix (used between 2003 and 2007 and the Heel remix that is still used at the moment these lines are written.

In Total Non Stop Action Wrestling, Aj Style won a lot of belts. We see him as a 3 time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, a 4 time NWA World Tag Team Champion, a TNA World Tag Team Champion, a six time TNA X Division Champion, a 3 time First Triple Crown Champion and he was Mr. TNA 3 times. In 2006 we did see Aj Styles involved in the TNA Tag Team of the Year with Christopher Daniels and was in the TNA Match of the Year in the same year in a match at No Surrender that saw the tag team of AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels vs Latin American Exchange.

If you want to know more about AJ Styles you can visit his official website: - although you will not find a lot of info there. You will see a lot of AJ Styles pictures though.

Did You Know That?

Here are some interesting facts you might not have known about wrestling and some wrestlers. I just thought it would be interesting to know some of these:
  • Test was trained by Bret "The Hitman" Hart.
  • Kane was born in Madrid.
  • Bret "The Hitman" Hart owns a professional hockey team known as The Calgary Hitmen.
  • Garth Brooks has a big fan in Shawn Michaels
  • Killer Kowalski trained Chyna, Triple H and Perry Saturn
  • Kevin Nash was Super Shredder in the highly successful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Movie
  • X-Pac is an expert in computers
  • Andre the Giant once drank 119 bottles of beer in one drinking session.
  • Hulk Hogan vs Ric Flair is a classic match but the first meeting took place in October 1991. Ric Flair won it!
  • Kurt Angle's wife is a former stripper
  • The average match length that saw Ric Flair wrestle between 1986 and 1989 was of 34 minutes. During that time 19 of his wrestling matches lasted for more than 50 minutes.
  • Hulk Hogan earned 1.8 million dollars for his Wrestlemania 5 match against the Macho Man Randy Savage.
  • Randy Savage was trained by Angelo Poffo, his father
  • Kevin Nash was a bouncer before getting into wrestling
  • Chyna has a full license that lets her compete in boxing.

Demo for Smackdown vs Raw Released

The demo for the new WWE Smackdown vs Raw videogame was just released for XBox 360. We get to chose from 4 wrestlers to play: The Undertaker, Rey Mysterio, Bobby Lashley and Randy Orton. Those that want to play can chose from three venues: ECW, SmackDown and RAW and we only got to see two match types: Normal and Hardcore. Not much, but a good teaser. Unfortunately from the WWE, in my view, the TNA Impact videogame looks a lot better and should be more spectacular.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Steiner Brothers vs Team 3D - Bound for Glory 2007

Well, here is another dream match that took place at TNA's Bound for Glory 2007: a 2 out of 3 tables match between the Steiner Brothers and Team 3D. It was a pretty nice build up that puts us in an interesting position: the formerly known as Dudley Boyz, now Team 3D are heels and the Steiner Brothers are kind of like a face on TNA. On the other hand, during the long wrestling careers of all 4 wrestlers involved, we did see changes from heel or face point of views. Getting back to the wrestling match, it started off just as we expected, as a brawl. We did notice some help from the fans thanks to some beer and Scott Steiner, that was kind of interesting. The fight was also brought to the public, in the middle of the public to be more exact with trash cans and chairs. To sum this up, the beginning of the match saw a complete domination by the Steiner Brothers and not much wrestling, just a simple fight. Then, after this complete domination, we saw a quick move by Team 3D and Rick Steiner was taken out with a classic move through the table, the 3D beautifully executed. After that, table number two saw Brother Ray taken through the table thanks to a nice Frankensteiner by Scott Steiner from the top rope. The last table saw the Steiner Brothers benefit from a distraction by The Motor City Machine Guns. All enough to see a bulldog by Rick Steiner out of an Electric Chair position by Scott Steiner. Interesting match but kind of slow when compared with other TNA matches. Interesting build up though and it is a feud that will continue in TNA, I think!

Jay Lethal vs Christopher Daniels - Bound For Glory 2007

OK, so we have here the match for the TNA X Division Championship at Bound for Glory 2007 between the Black Machismo Jay Lethal and The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels. I must say I was a big fan of the Macho Man Randy Savage in the past and it is disturbing for me to see somebody that imitates him like Jay Lethal's Machismo gimmick but hey he is pretty good and that Lethal Combination finisher is interesting. The match did start with a domination of Jay Lethal with huge, quick moves but then we saw Christopher Daniels take control. After that we kept seeing a lot of changes in momentum and some really well executed wrestling moves by both Lethal and Daniels. The end was very nice with the Lethal Combination starting from the top rope of the wrestling ring. This match was very good and the best one till that time at Bound for Glory. Fans kept screaming TNA and Jay Lethal won. I don't like the Macho Man impersonation but he is a very good wrestler and quite fit as an athlete to hold the X Division Championship.

Team Pacman vs AJ Styles and Tomko

I had my favorites going into this match, AJ Styles and Tomko vs Team Pacman. I wanted to see AJ Styles and Tomko walk out the TNA World Tag Team Champions. So, it seemed that Pacman Jones was not allowed to wrestle so we got to see a substitute. That substitute made an entrance that was hilarious and reminded me of Rocky. So we have this new guy, Rasheed Lucius Creed, teaming up with the only other member of Team Pacman that can wrestle, against Aj Styles and Tomko. I was really curios to see what the big deal was with Creed. It does seem like this guy has some potential but the real deal in that tag team has to be considered "The Truth". He is so athletic and we got to see that as well in this match. We did see him fly over the ropes in a spectacular move. We then saw Aj Styles with a beautiful over the top shooting star press. The "make it rain" move was hilarious as we saw the referee picking up the money instead of counting the pin on AJ Styles, thus costing Team Pacman the pin at that moment. Then we got to see an interesting double team move by Tomko and Styles and they became the new TNA World Tag Team Champions. Nice match. I would have wanted to see more but kind of nice nonetheless.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Sting Wins TNA Title

Well, this was the main event of Bound For Glory and should have been the best match. It was not, but it was still a dream match. We had Kurt Angle, probably the best technical wrestler in the business square off against a wrestling legend, "The Icon" Sting and it was bound to be big. We saw Sting win his second world title in TNA at their biggest pay-per-view, Bound for Glory, for two years in a row. Last year he won against Jeff Jarett and now against Kurt Angle, both being the top heels of TNA at the given points in time. It is also quite interesting since Kurt Angle was built by TNA management as an unstoppable force this year, even owning 4 championship belts at the same time. Now we need to see what will come next. Kurt Angle will probably get another title shot, I just hope it will be at a pay-per-view and it was also rumored that Kevin Nash will return to wrestling after signing a new contract with TNA. Samoa Joe's win over Christian Cage might also put him in contender spot. It has been rumored that at TNA Genesis we were going to see a fatal four way between Kevin Nash, Samoa Joe, Sting and Kurt Angle. It was also rumored that this will be the last year of Sting's legendry career in professional wrestling so we might just see him lose the title or retire as the champion. There are many possibilities here, even a possible feud between Kevin Nash and Kurt Angle but that would leave Sting with no real valuable contender for the world title. I can't wait to see what happens.

TNA Impact - Videogame

Here is something interesting. I found this video that shows us a videogame demo of TNA Impact. It is a fight between Sting and Kurt Angle, something like a preview of Bound for Glory. On the other hand we just basically see some moves in the game. The game does look incredible though.

Joey Mercury Update

Just if you were wondering, Joey Mercury will be back in wrestling in TNA. He worked a tag team match right before TNA's Bound For Glory went on the air. We will be seeing him in TNA in a tag team with another former WWE wrestler, Johnny Swinger!

TNA Wrestling - The Videogame

OK, I got a chance to look at some previews of TNA Wrestling, the videogame by Midway and I must say I am pretty surprised. It does look pretty good and it might be more spectacular than the popular Smackdown vs Raw 2008. I browsed around and here is what I found concerning the TNA Videogame. First off we have an official trailer:

We also have an interesting making of the game, featuring TNA wrestlers dressed in special costumes to capture their moves:

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Batista vs The Undertaker

There have been so many rumors around this match that few knew what to believe. There were many wrestlers that were put into contender spot in what was going to be a special four way match for the World Heavyweight Championship at Cyber Sunday. Wrestlers that were supposed to be put into the match included Finlay, Undertaker, The Great Khali, Mark Henry and Rey Mysterio. Well, it seems that we finally have a conclusion to that in a singles match for the title between Batista and the Undertaker. OK, this brings a lot of possibilities, maybe even a long feud between the two while concentrating on the ongoing feud between Finlay and Rey Mysterio as well. The Undertaker or Batista? This is an interesting question and I do not really know who should win although the Undertaker has long been one of my favorites. Fans can get involved in the match by choosing the referee of the match between Steve Austin, Mick Foley and JBL. My pick was Steve Austin. Cyber Sunday is becoming very interesting!

Chris Jericho vs Batista

OK, we are not talking about a possible dream match here in the WWE. We are talking about biographies written by these two popular wrestlers. Chris Jericho's "A Lion's Tale" is currently at number 5 on the list of best sold biographies on To make things interesting, number 6 is currently occupied by Batista's "Unleashed". It is quite interesting to notice the success of these two popular wrestlers in writing their biographies. Amazon also has special offers if you decide to purchase them together. I did and I was quite surprised to find out interesting facts about Batista and the dark side of the man that is now the World Heavyweight Champion. Also, Chris Jericho is currently considered retired although by reading the book I got a feeling he will get back as the WWE years are not really portrayed that much. Both books were highly entertaining and I understood why they are so popular for readers.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Kane Pyro Fails

Here is an interesting video I found on YouTube. I did forget about this moment in history. At one point in time Kane's Pyro failed because the Undertaker had taken his power away. That was the storyline but the clips is very very funny. Enjoy:

Brothers of Destruction are Back?

Last night we got to see The Borthers of Destruction, Kane and Undertaker team up again against the current tag team champions, MVP and Matt Hardy. As everybody probably expected, The Brothers of Destruction won with a Tombstone Piledriver on MVP. The match was kind of interesting and we did get to notice that the tag team champions did work together a little. The problem is that the gold was not on the line. Why is that? It would have been a perfect move to make the Brothers Tag Team Champions while coming back to the United States Championship feud between MVP and Matt Hardy. On the other hand, maybe there are bigger plans for the Undertaker, maybe the World Heavyweight Championship. This might be a historic moment in the WWE. If you want to see it, here is the end of the match between The Undertaker and Kane vs MVP and Matt Hardy:

Friday, October 12, 2007

Shawn Michaels is Back

OK, so Shawn Michaels is back in the wrestling ring. There have been many rumors that he had to come back in November but yet, he seems to have been recalled earlier. Now we see him going after the guy that took him out, Randy Orton, which is conveniently enough the WWE Champion. OK, the WWE did good in dealing with John Cena's Injury, I have to give them that as the recent events give us many possible scenarios of how things are going to stand in the future. We might have a DX re-formation or we might see Shawn Michaels attacked by Umaga or we might see a good match that will bring The Legend Killer down or we might seem Triple H help Shawn Michaels without a re-formation of DX and we could get to see matches between Shawn Michaels and Triple H but that would mean choosing one as more of a face than the other one. Maybe Shawn Michaels will turn heel and will compete with Triple H as face. Who Knows? So many possibilities!

On the other hand, we might also see a re-formation of The Brothers of Destruction on Smackdown. They could start dominating the Tag Team titles and work towards challenging Batista. I would love to see The Undertaker as Tag Team Champion and the World Heavyweight Champion. We will have to wait and see what happens.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Photos from Beth Phoenix vs Candice Michelle at No Mercy 2007

Here are 10 photos from the match between Beth Phoenix and Candice Michelle for the Women's Title at No Mercy 2007:

Should The Great Khali get a new Chance?

There is a small debate going on about the fact that The Great Khali should get a new opportunity at the World Heavyweight Championship in the WWE. Well, it seems that a poll organized on currently says that most people do not want The Great Khali to have this chance so maybe we can see some interesting wrestling matches from now on for the World Heavyweight Championship currently held by Batista. It will be curios to see who will be the next opponent and how things go with Cyber Sunday soon to come.

Kill The Undertaker

I was just browsing around and I got to a web site that had some free flash games. I took a closer look and there was a game called Kill The Undertaker! It was funny for around 10 minutes but why would anyone want to kill the Undertaker? In any case, as expected, he kept coming back for more and you just kept killing Taker. OK, here is the catch, be sure to shoot the watch as it appears and the spider if you can. Avoid murdering the pore little rapid. Only kill the Undertaker. We have 4 types of Undertakers: a ghost, skeleton, monster and body with no skin. There are also multipliers but I did not realize how they were obtained. So without further ado, play:

Kill The Undertaker

Cyber Sunday coming to WWE

Cyber Sunday is a very interesting pay per view for the WWE. We now have two matches to vote on and decide what will happen. The first one, and the one that is the most interesting so far stands in choosing Randy Orton's opponent for the WWE Championship. We can choose between Mr. Kennedy, Jeff Hardy and Shawn Michales. Mr. Kennedy is out of the picture in my view and Jeff Hardy is certainly popular enough to count although my personal pick stands in Shawn Michaels. The Heartbreak Kid could get some payback and since Triple H is not added to the options (although No Mercy could have made him a clear first pick opponent for a rematch) we might get to see Shawn Michaels becoming the new WWE Champion with a little help from Triple H, plus a re-formation of Degeneration X.

The second match on the Cyber Sunday pay per view announced will see CM Punk defend his ECW Championship against one of three possible opponents: Big Daddy V, The Miz and John Morrison. The Miz is not a popular and Big Daddy V is only valuable because of the size he has. John Morrison on the other hand has some skill but I find it personally disturbing that the WWE have chosen to make him look so much like the now deceased The Doors frontman, Jim Morrison. Even the physical resemblance is disturbing as we see the wrestler wearing those outfits, which in my mind bring dirt to the name of Jim Morrison. On the other hand, in my view, he is the one that should face CM Punk simply because the match between these two can be highly entertaining. Let us wait and see what happens.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Popular TNA Finishers

I just came across this interesting clip that features some of the most popular TNA finishers since 2004. Some are pretty nice. Hope you like it:

Monday, October 8, 2007

My View on No Mercy

No Mercy was a pretty good pay-per-view and mostly because of Triple H and the fight with Randy Orton twice and Umaga. This guy went through a very physical night and stepped up to raise the people on their feet. One teaser was interesting because it hinted at a possible Y2J comeback to the WWE. That would be interesting. The teaser was right after the Finlay vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. match, one that was not that great. The match for the women's championship was not that special. I think everybody expected to see the outcome. Beth Phoenix, a good looking lady that reminds us of Chyna became the Women's Championship.

We also had a "Bonus Match" in which the team of Mr. Kennedy, Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch defeated Brian Kendrik, Paul London and the Intercontinental Champion, Jeff Hardy. We saw a great swanton by Hardy and the end saw Mr. Kennedy pinning London after a Green Bay Plunge. A pretty decent match. Not the same can be said in the CM Punk vs Big Daddy V ECW Championship match. Stupid ending that saw Matt Striker attack CM Punk in a moment that was not necessary and made no sense. The Batista vs The Great Khali match was again not interesting at all for me and the one thing that I really enjoyed at No Mercy 2007 was the Triple H vs Randy Orton feud. That was a great series of matches that made Triple H become even more valuable for the WWE in my eyes.

I would personally give No Mercy 2007 a rating of 7 out of 10. This is mainly because of the highly entertaining Triple H, Orton, Umaga and Mr. McMahon feud. Without it, the rating would have been a five probably. On the other hand, I am very curios to see whether Y2J will come back or not. Also, I think it would have been a whole lot more interesting to have a Brothers of Destruction vs MVP & Matt Hardy Match instead of the stupid pizza/pie eating contest I got to see. Maybe we are up for a huge re-united Brothers of Destructions that need to be highlighted better.

Batista vs The Great Khali at No Mercy

This one here was a match that got me really bored. In fact, this entire Punjabi Prison type match is just another Cage match in essence so why bother. The Great Khali should not have been a champion in my view as he is simply not good enough. So what if he is big? The fact is he can not really move. The Vise Grip is a stupid move and he should focus on something else in his wrestling moves. I thought Big Show was slow and not quite fit to be in professional wrestling but that guy is a whole lot better than The Great Khali. The Great Khali does have some basic wrestling moves in his arsenal, as we saw in this Punjabi prison match. We saw a scoop slam, a leg drop and I do not remember anything else. We did see the Batista spinebuster, spear and Khali's Vise Grip but that is about it. The end was kind of stupid with The Great Khali moving really, really slow and Batista with a spiderman leap that was praised too much by the commentators. So, Batista won it, the natural way it should have ended but a dull match from my point of view. Smackdown was pretty low at the No Mercy Pay Per View.

Triple H. Vs Randy Orton Feud

No Mercy was trully spectacular when it comes to Randy Orton vs. Triple H but in my view, it was Triple H that really stepped up. No Mercy started very strangely with the appearance of Vince McMahon and the crowning of Randy Orton as the WWE Champion. I did not like that at all, I thought there was going to be a fluke match. Then the appearance of Triple H got things interesting. I thought that maybe there will be a surprise appearance by Shawn Michaels or soemthing. We got to see how good The Game is on the microphone and what he said in the speech against Mr. McMahon was hilarious. I laughed my head off. Then the first match started for the WWE Championship: Randy Orton vs Triple H. It was a pretty classic match, two attempts at finishers, a figure 4 leg lock, some classic Randy Orton moves and eventually a win by Triple H with a simple roll up. This means the 11th title for Triple H came at a time in which WWE needed something big for the championship.

On the other hand, Triple H was scheduled to face Umaga so it was no surprise that the match still went on and it was for the WWE Championship. Once again, it was clear that Triple H was going to win and the match would be a formality. It was great to see Triple H walking down the aisle with the belt around his waist though, I personally missed that as I am a Triple H fan. While the match was going on it was interesting to see a kid that sat at ring side. During the Randy Orton vs Triple H match he was really mad that Triple H won but during this second match he was cheering Triple H. The match was not bad. A great Black Hole Slam, classic Triple H spinebuster and the pedigree. Triple H won but it seemed as if his ribs got a lot of beating.

I thought all was nice and I did not expect to see a new match involving Triple H for the WWE Championship. Well, we still had Randy Orton vs Triple H in a Last Man Standing Match. Such a match is clear and everybody knew that it was going to be a match that will involve a lot of extra weapons. We had a chair, the ring steps, destroyd commentator tables and a finish that involved an RKO on the RAW commentator table. The Game got up at 11 but 10 was all that was needed so Randy Orton is the WWE Champion. Interesting night for both Triple H and for the WWE Championship. Orton gets the shortest rain as WWE Champion ever and Triple H brought a lot of fans to their feet. Great feud and hopefully we will see a new match between Orton and Triple H. As the things went at No Mercy, Triple H should win that one and become the 12 times WWE Champion.

Triple H Tribute Video

YouTube is a great source for short clips of all kinds. I just did a quick search on some Triple H tribute movies and I really found some that are really interesting. Enjoy:

John Cena Injury and the WWE

I was very sorry to hear of John Cena's injury as it is quite a serious one that will keep him out of the wrestling ring for a medium time frame of 8 months. The irony is that usually an injury is not good for a company but this one here did come at a good time. This is because John Cena had a very well built feud with Randy Orton, one that involved family members and was supposed to go out with a bang at No Mercy. Cena got his ugly injury and this actually makes Randy Orton an even bigger heel. This makes out to many possibilities of a John Cena comeback. We can even have a heel John Cena, as he did not really loose the title and the WWE seemed to want a heel champion, so anything is possible.

WWE fans have been complaining about John Cena recently and there are a lot of mixed views about him. Well, now we have him off for around 6 to 12 months and this is a great base for a huge comeback. Just take a look at the popularity Triple H has now, after his comeback. When John Cena comes back to to the wrestling ring, I think there will be some type of character change there. It will be interesting to see it. Maybe he will record a new Audio CD in the time to bring more money to himself and the WWE. Anyway, John Cena's comeback will be interesting for sure and the fans will probably like it a lot.

Just in case you want to see it, here is a clip that highlights John Cena's match with Mr. Kennedy, the one that lead to Cena's pectoral injury. The clip also shows commentary about what happened. Cena knew he was injured and the attack by Randy Orton continued as planned. The RKO also added to the injury because of the impact on the same area affected. It is interesting that John Cena won the title from Edge, who is now suffering from the same injury John Cena has. Watch the clip:

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